2010 ➤ Grace Jones turns her back on London ;-)

❚ GRACE JONES WAS TRULY IN THE PINK tonight for a one-off concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall as a long-awaited top-up to last year’s Hurricane tour. The video above gives a taste of her finale to the old Piaf song La vie en rose, shot by yours truly. See if you can spot the colour of her… lipstick.

Grace Jones, London, 2010, Hurricane

Hurricane 2010 at the Albert Hall: Grace Jones becomes the title track from her album. Photographed © by Shapersofthe80s

Grace Jones, London, 2010, © Shapersofthe80s.com

Love is the drug: Grace as a shimmering silver heart imprisoned by lasers

❚ “HEADS ARE GONNA ROLL!” declared Grace Jones over her headset, backstage at the Albert Hall. “WHERE is my mannequin?” Last summer in Hollywood when she sang her opening words to Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango classic, Libertango, “Strange, I’ve seen that face before / Seen him hanging round my door”, ice-cool Ms Jones glided onstage dancing with a lifesize bust – of herself. Instead, sans mannequin, in London she had to embark on a solo tango, pleading for one of her entourage to join her and “drag me across the floor”. This video, again shot by yours truly, catches the improvisation.

Grace Jones, Mark Moore

Awww, look who got to go back stage – photo courtesy of himself © Mark Moore

❏ The Grace Jones Hurricane collection of costumes created by the Japanese designer Eiko Ishioka were all photographed © by shapersofthe80s.com during her London concert, 2010

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➤ For two weeks, Grace goes on dazzling

Grace Jones, 2010, Chris Levine, Vinyl Factory , London

Grace Jones in 3-D: you can play with this lenticular print online © by Chris Levine

❚ FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY, Grace Jones can be viewed in a groundbreaking show of 3-D holographic portraits by light artist Chris Levine, titled Stillness at the Speed of Light. The work is for sale at this free immersive multimedia exhibition which involves lightboxes, lasers, video and a specially commissioned soundscape at The Vinyl Factory in Poland Street, London, from April 30 to May 14. This show also launches Grace’s new video Love You To Life, which Levine directed.

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